Making Lunch Fun, One Box at a Time

ben·tol·o·gy (ben t äləjē) Noun : The study of making nutritious and fun lunches for my daughters.

I get a lot of inspiration from other blogs. So, in hopes someone might get some inspiration from me, I've decided to post some pictures here.

This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.Proverbs 3:7-9

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pie Press Sandwich

We are in the home stretch of Valentine's Day and I have to admit, I think I started making Valentine's Day themed lunches a bit to early this year because after almost a month, I'm running out of ideas!!  We will see what this week holds.  

Anyway, while at Target, I spotted an adorable heart shaped pie press.  Some of my bento friends have been using mini heart presses but I hadn't seen the larger one before.  This press was the side of the full piece of bread.  Actually, it was a little larger than the bread.  But, I just rolled the bread out slightly with a rolling pin in order to make it large enough to fit. 

In most case, I have at least 2 of each bento box so both my girls get pretty much the same lunch.  However, we only have one Yubo (so far) and one PlanetBox.  So, when I pack in them, their lunches vary slightly. 


  • Turkey and cheese sandwich made using the heart shaped pie press and decorated with strawberry fruit leather hearts
  • Raspberries
  • Carrots with ranch
  • Chips and Salsa
  • 2 Hershey Kisses

  • PB&J sandwich made using the heart shaped pie press and decorated with strawberry fruit leather heart
  • Vanilla yogurt with raspberries
  • Carrots with ranch
  • Healthy chocolate muffin with "XOXO" sprinkles
Here are some of the products, or similar products, I used when creating these lunches:


  1. Super cute and the press hearts came out so neat, I love both of the lunches! :)

  2. Wondering how your bento boxes work for kids in school and if things leak into each other?

  3. Carol Ann, the bento boxes work great! My girls love them. Generally we do not have any issues with things leaking. The key is to pack the box full so the food doesn't have room to shift. Obviously, certain foods (like applesauce and yogurt) need to be packed in containers that have leak proof lids.